IHIF Signs Partnership Agreement with Merrill Corporation Expands Range of Discounted Services Available to Indiana Life Science Firms

For Immediate Release

INDIANAPOLIS (July 9, 2013) – The Indiana Health Industry Forum (IHIF) and Merrill Corporation have signed agreements for Merrill Corporation to become an IHIF Preferred Provider.   Building on the strength of IHIF’s existing member discount and benefit program, the partnership includes discounts for eligible companies on two new services – Virtual Data Rooms and Translation Services.

IHIF President and CEO, Kristin Jones, says, “Merrill Corporation was chosen over other providers of similar services due to Merrill’s extensive range of supporting corporate services, their existing relationships with companies already in Indiana, their global capacity, and perhaps most importantly, their ISO certification for security.  We anticipate that as more of our start-up life science companies negotiate with larger and more global partners, the need for such services will be increasing dramatically”.

Merrill DataSite® is a premier online Virtual Data Room (VDR) solution that efficiently houses critical business information for transactional work such as financing, licensing, collaborating, mergers and acquisitions.  Accessible from an Internet browser, Merrill DataSite dramatically reduces transaction time and expense and allows for multiple parties and prospective buyers to participate concurrently in the due diligence process.

Merrill Brink International offers: comprehensive translation services and capabilities, anywhere in the world, over 30 years of extensive translation experience, a single source for all your language translation projects, smart technology to streamline the process, and a commitment to high quality language translation.

Merrill Corporation Regional Director, Jessie Saini, says, “Merrill Corporation is excited about the new partnership with IHIF and we look forward to serving the Life Science community in Indiana thru our VDR and Translation services”.

For more information on IHIF’s partnership with Merrill Corporation and to learn more about these and other programs and services available to IHIF members, please visit the IHIF Business Solutions page at www.ihif.org/pages/solutions.

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About IHIF

The diverse members of the Indiana Health Industry Forum generate the collective voice of the state’s health and life science industry. The Forum connects key stakeholders to enhance business networks, advocate for member interests, develop workforce skills, and provide strategic vision in the interest of growing the state’s health industry economy and reputation. IHIF is the Indiana affiliate of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. To learn more, please visit www.ihif.org

About Merrill Corp.

Founded in 1968 and headquartered in St. Paul, Minn., Merrill Corporation is a leading provider of outsourced solutions for complex business communication and information management. Merrill’s services include document and data management, litigation support, language translation services, and printing. To learn more visit www.Merrillcorp.com 

Contact: Kristin Jones, IHIF- 317-524-4769

Contact: Jessie Saini, Merrill Corporation – 312-386-2293

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